New Caledonia hopes to lift 7s standard
12 November, 2017, 12:00 am
NEW CALEDONIA believed the experience learnt from the 2017 Oceania 7s Championship would help them at the 2017 Pacific Mini Games.
New Caledonia team manager Bruno Salvai said Fiji was a best place to learn rugby.
“Oceania 7s was one of the good tournaments to get the experience and expose the players to the high level competition,” he said.
“We had a mix of good players.
“Our aim was to prepare for the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu next month.”
Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team defeated New Caledonia 35-0 in their first match in the tournament at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on Friday.
And after the match the New Caledonians opted to take a photo with their Fijian brothers and Olympic gold medallist Fiji 7s team players and showed a true Pacific way.
“We want to win matches in the Pacific Mini Games,” he added.
“The players have responded well.”
The Pacific Mini Games will be held from December 4-15 in Vanuatu.